ASTM D69 - 12

    Standard Test Methods for Friction Tapes

    Active Standard ASTM D69 | Developed by Subcommittee: D09.07

    Book of Standards Volume: 10.01


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    Significance and Use

    In most applications, a friction tape must have adequate adhesion to remain in place and function properly.

    1. Scope

    1.1 These test methods cover the methods and procedures for testing friction tapes. Such tapes consist of a woven fabric sheeting that has been impregnated with an adhesive insulating compound and cut into rolls of narrow width. These tapes are commonly used for protecting and binding in place, insulation applied to joints of electrical wires and cables, and for other mechanical purposes.

    Note 1—The material specifications formerly included in these test methods are now contained in Specification D4514.

    1.2 The test methods included in this standard are as follows:

    Sections
    Adhesion 6-11
    Aged Adhesion 12-17
    Breaking Strength 18-23
    Dielectric Breakdown Voltage 24-29
    Dimensions 30-35
    Discoloration of Copper 36-40
    Parallelism 41-45

    1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are the standard. The SI units in parentheses are for information only.

    1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    Note 2—There is no equivalent IEC standard.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    D149 Test Method for Dielectric Breakdown Voltage and Dielectric Strength of Solid Electrical Insulating Materials at Commercial Power Frequencies

    D412 Test Methods for Vulcanized Rubber and Thermoplastic Elastomers--Tension

    D1711 Terminology Relating to Electrical Insulation

    D4514 Specification for Friction Tape

    D5423 Specification for Forced-Convection Laboratory Ovens for Evaluation of Electrical Insulation

    D6054 Practice for Conditioning Electrical Insulating Materials for Testing


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 29.035.20 (Plastic and rubber insulating materials)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 26120000(Electrical wire and cable and harness); 31201502(Electrical insulating tape)


    DOI: 10.1520/D0069-12

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